Sure, we binge on Gossip Girl
all night long, but that isn’t enough for us to look as awesome as our favorite characters! To stand out in a crowd like the trendsetters do, you need to step up your game and make sure you aren’t making any of these styling mistakes without even realizing it.
1. You never add more than one splash of colour to your outfit
Colour blocking is good! And fun! Don’t be too afraid to mix brown and black or red and orange just because it might clash. You could even break the bright colours down with some black if you’re sceptical at first.
POPxo Recommends: Melika M Colour Block Shift Dress
2. You’re afraid of layering gold and silver accessories
We know many people who consider this a big NO. But guess what? There really is a way of doing this right, and you don’t even have to put in any effort! Just opt for a layered necklace like this one and then it won’t even matter if your rings are gold or silver or a mix of both!
POPxo Recommends: Mixed Signals Chain Necklace
3. You’re not yet trying out varying lengths and hemlines...
Yeah, many of us feel uncomfortable showing a lot of leg in a mini, and some of us feel like we’re totally drowning in a maxi. The alternative? The midi and asymmetrical hemlines!
POPxo Recommends: AX Paris Tropical Floral Print Bodycon Pencil Dress
4. You’re ignoring patterns in favour of prints and flat colours
Prints are just everywhere, but patterns often get ignored. If you feel like you do this a lot, you should remember to pick up some patterned tops on your next spree! They are absolutely great for adding depth and detail to your outfits.
POPxo Recommends: RENA LOVE Geometric Pattern Sheer Top
5. You use clutches only for parties
Not any more! When you don’t need to carry a whole bunch of stuff with you, switch things up with a cute statement clutch for the day. It’ll hold all your essentials and make travel so much simpler too!
POPxo Recommends: Thursday Friday Clutch Away
6. You don’t have the right basics
Wearing printed pants with an embellished top can’t work all the time. That’s when basics like jeans, T-shirts, comfy cotton tops and skirts come in, and they are a must in everyone’s closet! You can pair them with anything you like, after all. But make sure your basics are of quality material so that they end up lasting super-long!
POPxo Recommends: Favorite V-Neck Tee
7. You’re not trying things on before buying them!
Spending a bomb on formal pants won’t necessarily give the perfect fit. Make sure to check the fitting around the hips (especially if there are pockets), the fall of the fabric, and the amount of creases when you sit.
POPxo Recommends: Pinstriped Trousers
8. You never even go near horizontal stripes
Horizontal stripes don’t always make you look wider. This is only true if you’re wearing bodycon clothes that cling to you. Try a structured jacket in horizontal stripes, it’ll make a very bold statement.
POPxo Recommends: Zipped Striped Blazer
9. You’ve stocked up on the wrong message tees
Sure, we love printed tees that have cool slogans, but do we constantly need to be proclaiming peace or love? Stating the obvious does not add coolness to your style quotient; our advice: go for bold or quirky statements!
POPxo Recommends: Black Don’t Go There Print Longline T-Shirt
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